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Rochas Okorocha is Governor Elect in Imo state

Breaking News: Rochas Okorocha is Governor Elect in Imo state can disclose that Owelle Rochas Okorocha has won the Imo state gubernatorial elections. According results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, the philanthropist who ran under the platform of APGA,polled.Read more @

Imo: Supplementary Polls Aborted in Oguta LGA…As Army Arrests 227 People
Election in one of the four Imo council areas where the governorship supplementary elections were billed to hold was yesterday aborted. This followed agitations and protests by people of the area.Read more @

Uduaghan Denies Plot to Sack Exco, Reinstates Sacked LG Bosses
In a bid to douse the tension that has engulfed Delta state over alleged plans to sack serving commissioners who performed below expectations at the just concluded governorship poll, the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has denied that he had. Read more @

Osama, Obama and the Smell of a Rat
By writing this essay I will be swimming against the tide of public opinion. Yet that is nothing new to me. Not to do so and to quietly play the unquestioning and exciteable cheerleader like so many others appear to be doing over this matter today would leave me. Read more @

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Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

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